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Students view a video and write a health and safety article for an extreme outdoor sport magazine. In this survival lesson, students watch a video from Assignment Discovery. They imagine they are writers for a extreme outdoor sports magazine and write a health and safety response to a reader's question.
Students describe major features of cold-seep communities and the process of chemosynthesis as it relates to organisms in each habitat. For this deep-sea habitats lesson, students study the categorization of ocean habitats according to their ocean zone. Students then study the contrast between communities dependent on chemosynthesis with those dependent on photosynthesis. Students then study how the ocean and humans are interconnected and how the ocean sustains life on Ear
Students explore the ocean rift habitat off the Galapagos through an audio expedition, Internet research on deep sea animals, an explorer game and simulation of the exploration of the deep sea bottom. They focus on the actual NOAA expedition using the ALIVIN submersible.